Alrighty y’all, let’s talk margaritas shall we?
Besides the obvious, “I love margaritas, they’re the token drink of summer, best way to ingest tequila, and there’s a million different ways to make the best one” remarks I could make, I just need you to know this: I love me a good margarita. I don’t have them often because, let’s be honest, it’s a little too easy to drink more than one ifyougetmydrift.
For those of you who don’tgetmydrift I’m saying it means I get tipsy super easily on them. Which translates to drinking waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much sugar and alcohol and eating waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much party food.
But the way I see it is there’s nothing wrong with enjoying one really good and flavorful marg every now and then, especially when I’m sharing said marg with my handsome husband and a couch-movie date night. There are a ton of ways to make a really good homemade sweet and sour mix (this is my favorite, but I sub stevia in for the sugar), but let me tell you this: mango nectar will take your marg to the next level. Don’t trust me? Try it! It’s a super simple way to sweeten and flavor a good margarita and makes just enough to have 1 (maybe two) to share.
So let’s kick off Labor Day weekend early with a Mangorita, mmmmmmmk? Cheers!
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1 11.3-ounce can mango nectar (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1/2 cup water
- stevia to sweeten (if you like)
So here’s the joy of making margaritas: there’s really no recipe. Whisk the lime juice, mango nectar, water and stevia (if using) together until blended. Chill if you have time. Add a bunch of ice to a glass, pour in a shot (or two) of your favorite tequila, and top it off with the mango sweet and sour. Stir to combine and enjoy!